22-Year Old Woman Killed In Tragic Crash With School Bus
SEATAC – A 22-year-old Fife woman died after her car was hit at about 6:45 Friday morning by a school bus going north on Interstate 5 near SeaTac.
The State Patrol says an Acura rear-ended the car of Megan R. Simon, of Fife, as traffic slowed on Interstate 5 (near South 200th Street) during the morning commute.
Trooper Jeff Merrill says Simon lost control of her car and swerved left into the HOV lane, where a school bus slammed into her car.
There were no passengers on the bus, which was on its way to pick up students from the Kirkland campus of the Northwest School of Innovative Learning.
Merrill says Simon had head and internal injuries. She was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, where she died.
She was alone in her car. No one else involved in the crash was injured.
In the aftermath of the crash, Merrill says another car struck the damaged cars, then sped off. Witnesses say the car was blue, but no better description was available.
Troopers are asking anyone who saw that crash or the initial crash to call 425-649-4370.
The crash blocked most of the freeway for more than three hours, causing an eight-mile backup at one point.